One of the biggest days in the railfan’s year is almost here! National Train Day (this year on May 10th) is celebrated in nearly all the States by millions each year at different railroad museums and stations across the country. Sponsored by Amtrak, it was started in 2008 to show the public that trains were still important in the transportation industry. I myself will be celebrating at St. Louis Union Station, where they are going to have equipment displays and, from what I’ve read, even an excursion train! For more info on National Train Day and to find nearby places hosting celebrations, go to http://www.nationaltrainday.com. Thanks for reading, and happy rails!